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#1 of 5 Old 01-02-2008, 05:29 AM - Thread Starter
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For those who take antidepressants, have you found a good time of day to take them? Do you take them in the morning because they would keep you up at night, or at night because they make you drowsy?

I have a prescription sitting on my counter and I keep putting off taking it because I am afraid of being awake all night or drowsy all day. : I have had horrible problems with insomnia in the past and I'm afraid they will start up again.

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Some people are affected differently depending when they take it, some are not. Often the doc suggest take it at x time and if that isn't working switch to the opposite. I don't recall if Prozac is more often better morning or evening. The pharmacist should be able to answer your question quickly. It never made a difference for me though.

Good luck! Those meds can be marvelous!
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i generally take mine in the morning (i'm on Celexa) when i was on Zoloft years ago i took it at night originally since it was supposed to make you drowsy but i had a really bad reaction to it and so i don't take anti-depressants at night.

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I had to take my zoloft in the evening since I cant take any other med in the morning due to thyroid medication. I did ok that way but I tried to do it around mid day just in case.

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Thanks for the replies
I decided to take it this morning....figured it's better to risk being a little groggy than up and wired all night!

MCatLvr--thanks for the link! My nursling is 2 and mostly comfort nurses now, but it is good to know that info for future reference.
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